I first dreaded in February of '08 and then in August moved from Oklahoma to Virginia. I haven't posted since my dreads were babies, but I have been lurking! I brushed roughly 2/3 of my hair out when I moved because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get a job with them, and at that point I REALLY needed a job. So I brushed out enough that I could conceal them both down and in a ponytail and it's been like that until tonight. I'm secure enough in my job that I don't need to worry about having to find a new one soon, and they're cool with alternate hairstyles. I dug up a video on backcombing,tried to demonstrate it as well as I could, bought my roomie some soda and a pizza and he gave me dreads again! So once again I have some soft, snuggable baby Cheeto dreads, and the older more mature locks in the back (one year and three months!) finally get to be seeeen! Well...through all the loose hair, maybe. When I combed part of the hair out in August, I stopped brushing then, and I was really surprised at how much hair had been slowly claimed by dreads and was starting to dread on it's own in little pieces here and there. It was pretty sweet, actually. Anywho. The older dreads:
I know the dye job is bad. :( but my roots were growing out black and I got my colorblind (srsly) roomie to help me try and fix the blonde tips. It obviously failed quite a bit, but I don't mind that much, so I doubt I'll end up dying over it. :P
And now I'm Sideshow Bob from the front again! Yay!
I'm unable to take a picture of myself without some weird crazy face going on. I'm sorry. I don't even realize I'm doing it.
And because I was only able to get two pictures before the camera went completely dead, how about some adorable ratties? These two cuties are the newest members of my family. <3
The next order of business is to try and crochet/sew all that loose hair back into dreads and then combining some of the thinner ones! Woo!